Sewer far, sewer good for Coventry residents

04 April 2016

Severn Trent has started work on a £200,000 project to replace over 500 metres of sewer pipes in Park Hill Lane, Allesley in Coventry, to prevent sewer flooding in the area.

Sam Oliver, programme manager for Severn Trent, explains: “We’ve noticed that the main sewer pipe serving the Allesley Park sewage pumping station, isn’t coping well during times of heavy rainfall and recently a few pipes have burst. We know that sewer flooding is one of the worst things our customers can experience, and it’s our job to prevent it – that’s why we’re investing heavily to replace the old pipe and help improve our services for our customers in Allesley.”

To make sure everyone is kept safe, the company’s contract partner, NMCNomenca, who are carrying out the work on Park Hill Lane, will need to close a small section of the road and footpath. The contactors will be using a ‘trenchless’ process which will mean less digging, and will also prevent any damage to the trees along the road.

The site team will also be carrying out manhole connections in the fields of Park Hill Primary School, but they have managed to plan this this part of the work to be done during the school holidays to minimise disruption.

Sam added: “Work is progressing well and we expect the brand new pipes to be in place within four weeks. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst we get this vital work done. We won’t be around for long, but the new pipes, and the benefits they will bring, will be.”